Chinese scam

Citywide scam cons elderly Chinese women out of $1.3M
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/19/2013 at 2:44PM

Victims of a citywide scam targeting elderly Chinese women have given $1.3 million to con artists within the last year, police said. According to the 109th Precinct, a hoax stemming from China continues to plague seniors in downtown Flushing. Victims have lost about $500,000 in the Queens precinct alone out of about 50 cases citywide, [...]